Photo Now: Call for Entries

May 20, 2015
Rita Montlack: Text in the City

Rita Montlack: Text in the City

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) announces Photo Now (formerly the annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition) to be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s, eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has made some exciting changes to its juried photography show which was formerly known as the WROPC.  The event is called Photo Now.  Previously held at the Beachwood Public Library the photography show has been moved to the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College.  The facility is situated on the Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122  ( ) .

 Because this is both a larger facility and dedicated exhibition hall there is NO limitation on the width of the photo being submitted.  I have attached the show prospectus for your review.  Let us know if you have any questions – thank you!

 Submission Information:

The AAWR invites all photographers who currently reside in the USA to submit images using any photographic process (silver gelatin, digital print, alternative process, etc.) Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only two dimensional work is eligible for admission.

 All entries must be submitted online via Smarter Entry at


All accepted prints must be professionally framed, wired and ready for hanging (Neutral matting only, glass or acrylic where applicable, frames must be in decent condition).

Size limitation for work is 8’ high, no limitation in width, weight 50lb

The AAWR retains the right to refuse any work not presented in a professional manner.


The Call for Entries is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

 Entry Fee: is $30 for the first 3 images. Additional images may be submitted at $10 per image. There is no limit on additional images.


AAWR charges a 40% commission on any sales.


The Insurance of accepted artwork is the sole responsibility of the artist

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Tuesday September 8, 6:30 – 8:00pm.

Awards will be presented in five categories:

Best in Show: $400

Best Black and White: $200

Best Color: $200

People’s Choice: $200

The People’s Choice Award will be based on popular vote taken during the opening reception. Come and vote for your favorite photograph.



Submissions open: April 1, 2015

Submission deadline: July 1, 2015

Notification of acceptance:

Artists will be notified of the acceptance of their work the week of August 4, 2014

Delivery of accepted work: Accepted work may be hand delivered or shipped.

Hand delivered work should be delivered directly to Gallery East, located in the Education Center

of Cuyahoga Community College, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122

Parking for delivery is free in LOT H, accessed most easily by the Harvard Rd Entrance

Drop off Dates for Hand Delivery:

Work can be delivered Monday August 24 and Tuesday August 25, between 11:00am and 7:00pm

Pick up Dates:

Wed October 14 and Thursday Oct 15, between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm

Shipped work must be shipped to:

Photo Now c/o AAWR, 1834 E. 123rd St, Cleveland OH 44106

Shipping dates: all shipped work must be received by AAWR between Monday Aug. 17 – Friday Aug. 21, 2015.

Any work received after August 21 will not be considered for exhibition, but will be immediately shipped back to the artist.

Return shipping: AAWR will return accepted work between Monday Oct 19 and Friday Oct 23, 2015

All shipped work must arrive with prepaid return shipping

All shipped work must be packaged properly and the packaging reusable for return shipping. AAWR will not be responsible for any damage that occurs during the packaging and shipping process either to or from AAWR.

All shipped work must be insured by the artist. AAWR will not be responsible for insuring shipped work.

AAWR and Cuyahoga Community College will not be responsible for any hand delivered work left remaining after the closing of the exhibition. Work not picked up will be subjected to storage fees and disposed of at the discretion of the gallery coordinator!

AAWR and Cuyahoga Community College will not be responsible for returning any shipped work that is not prepaid. This work will also be subjected to storage fees and disposed of at the discretion of the gallery coordinator!

 About our judge:

Dr. Unni Pulikkal was introduced to photography in 1998. His Current interests are nature photography with specialisation in photographic documentation of butterflies of the south-western reserves (Western Ghats) of southern India, and contemporary, visual art photography. In the fall of 2014, he founded the first museum of photography in India. He has exhibited all over the world, including; a retrospective collection of work shown in The Industry and Film Museum, Wolfen, Germany from August to September, 2013; two solo and two group exhibitions in Berlin – 2011,2012 & 2013; Exhibition in Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ohio, USA, 2007; and over 24 venues across India. His work has been published hundreds of times in India and abroad in various journals, magazines, catalogues, websites, calendars, books and dailies. His numerous awards include The Royal Photographic Society of London’s prestigious title ARPS (Associate of RPS) in 2008 and the Government of India’s Ministry of Culture senior fellowship in creative photography for the year 2014 – 2015.

 Terms and Conditions

All entrants to Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, by virtue of their submission, attest that the images submitted are their own work and with no copyright infringement. AAWR will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that may become apparent during the jurying or displaying of any image.

Copyright remains with the photographer. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant AAWR the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the exhibition, AAWR programs and subsequent display on the AAWR website of past exhibitions without further contact or compensation from AAWR.

ALL Subject matter must be appropriate for PUBLIC VIEWING.

 Mailing Lists

As a submitter, you grant permission to the AAWR to include your name in future mailings and announcements. We do not sell, rent or share our mailing lists. If you would prefer NOT to be on our mailing list, please notify the AAWR in writing.

Questions? Please contact the AAWR at and be sure to put in the subject line

your question is for the Photography Competition.

Image Preparation for uploading:

To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the following image file specifications:

  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard)

-NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)

  • 72 ppi resolution
  • sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other side width or height proportional
  • layers flattened
  • 8 bit mode
  • JPG format
  • JPG compression at level 7 (medium)
  • Do not use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name.

The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: !@#$%^&*()_+

Heights Arts Call for Artists: Food Art

May 13, 2015


CALL FOR ARTISTS At Table: Cleveland Culinaria

 Heights Arts is accepting submissions from artists in all media for participation in the upcoming special exhibition At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, which will open in March, 2016 at the Heights Arts Gallery.

Selected artists will be grouped into creative teams with some of Greater Cleveland’s most inspired culinary artists to design and create an innovative tablescape and surrounding environment that addresses the art of food and community.

Click to learn more about this opportunity.

Sally Mann on NPR and NYT

May 13, 2015


Photographer Sally Mann is fascinated by bodies. In the early 1990s, she became famous — or notorious — for her book Immediate Family, which featured photographs of her young children naked. Critics claimed Mann’s work eroticized the children, but Mann says the photos were misinterpreted.

Listen to an interview with Sally Mann on Fresh Air:  Making Art Out Of Bodies: Sally Mann Reflects On Life And Photography

sallymann NYT

In September 1992, I published my third book of photographs, “Immediate Family.” The book contained 60 photographs from a decade-­long series of more than 200 pictures of my children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, who were about 6, 4 and 1 when I started the project. The photographs show them going about their lives, sometimes without clothing, on our farm tucked into the Virginia hills. For miles in all directions, there was not a breathing soul. When we were on the farm, we were isolated, not just by geography but by the primitive living conditions: no electricity, no running water and, of course, no computer, no phone. Out of a conviction that my lens should remain open to the full scope of their childhood, and with the willing, creative participation of everyone involved, I photographed their triumphs, confusion, harmony and isolation, as well as the hardships that tend to befall children — bruises, vomit, bloody noses, wet beds — all of it.

-Sally Mann

Read Sally Mann’s reflection on Immediate Family: Sally Mann’s Exposure

The original cover story appeared in the magazine on Sept. 27, 1992, and is discussed in an article by Sally Mann in the April 19 issue.

Submit to F-Stop Online Magazine

May 1, 2015

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Submit work to F-Stop Magazine!

Currently seeking submissions for the following issues :

ISSUE #71: Humans vs Nature – June/July
Issue 71 will have the theme of Humans vs. Nature
DEADUNE: May15, 2015

ISSUE #72: Open Theme -August/September
Issue 72 will have an Open Theme
DEADUNE: July 15, 2015

Click for details on how to submit.

Lauren Greenfield’s Start

April 22, 2015

Fast Forward

One of the most acclaimed chroniclers of youth culture and the affluent, Lauren Greenfield explains how she found her voice as a documentarian.

The photo that really launched my career was called Mijanou and friends from Beverly Hills High School on Senior Beach Day, a picture I took in 1993 in Santa Monica, Calif., as part of my project Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood…

Read more about Lauren Greenfield’ journey to find her voice on

Transformer Station Talk and Exhibition Final Days

April 22, 2015


Don’t miss this stunningly beautiful show by three noted contemporary artists who are working at the leading edge of the possibilities of photographic process. At a time when digital imaging is ascendant, each artist in Process and Abstraction is using analog methods that celebrate photographic materials while questioning our traditional assumptions about the nature of photography.


Fred Bidwell will talk about the practice of the three artists featured in Process and Abstraction that are united in the beauty of their work even though their conceptual intentions are very different. At this turning point in the history of photographic technology, many artists are working with both analog and digital tools to make images that are “post-photographic”. Is this the death of photography or the flowering of a new art form? Bidwell will share work from a variety of other artists who, along with Alison Rossiter, Jessica Eaton and Mariah Robertson, are testing the limits and meaning of the medium.

Employment Opportunity in Sandusky for Summer

April 14, 2015

Kaman's Art Shoppes

Download PDFJob Posting for Kaman’s Art Shoppes

MOCA Seeks Exhibitions Intern for Summer ’15

April 10, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art

The Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art

Department: Curatorial

MOCA Cleveland is seeking 1-2 Curatorial Interns for the Summer of 2015. The selected candidate(s) will work closely with MOCA Cleveland’s exhibitions team, reporting directly to the Associate Curator + Publications Manager. The primary focus of the internship will be assisting with administration, research, catalogs, multi-media materials, and programs for the Summer and 2015 exhibitions: How to Remain Human, a group exhibition featuring 14 artists connected to Cleveland and the surrounding region; and free movement power nomenclature pressure weight, a the first solo museum show of Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis. Additional tasks will include preparation for the Fall season: Do Ho Suh (on loan from The Contemporary Austin) and a newly commissioned video installation by Tel-Aviv based artist Nevet Yitzhak.

Register for CSU Art Dept credit.

For more information, including an application visit

Photographer’s Forum Contest

April 9, 2015

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presented by Photographer’s Forum Magazine

EARLY ENTRY Date: APRIL 13, 2015

Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before
end of day April 13, 2015 EST)

FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 18, 2015

Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before
end of day May 18, 2015 EST)

Enter Online at:

$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG HSM | Art lens ($899)*
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa Speed Ring) ($399)

$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM | ART lens ($800)*
• Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack: Bumblebee-220 PL ($279)

$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine

Five $125 cash awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.

(U.S. and Canada only)


Juried Photography Exhibition at CPR

March 26, 2015


2015 Cleveland Print Room
Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.

DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2015

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our first juried exhibition, June 12 – July 11

to be judged by Barbara Tannenbaum
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art

AWARDS:     Best of Show: $300     Best B&W: $150     Best Color: $150
Best Alt Process: $150     Director’s Award: $100
The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2015 juried exhibition, The Peer Show.  This is a unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure in Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic art gallery, community darkroom, educational center, and studio workspace.  Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in our gallery, with a top prize of $300 to be awarded.  All selections and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final.
  • Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada.
  • An entry fee of $25 for CPR members or $30 for non-members is payable upon submission of works. Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces of original art in any photographic medium, analog or digital.  Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All work must be READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks without needing special equipment. We prefer framed pieces to be strung with picture wire.
    Artists must complete a two-part entry form, one part to be attached to the work, and one part given to CPR at drop-off time.
  • The entry form can be found here.
  • Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions.  Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.
  • All work must be original, executed within the last 5 years, and not been shown previously at the Cleveland Print Room.
  • All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room during normal business hours: Noon to 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday; 3pm to 6pm, Wednesday.
  • All subject matter must be appropriate for public viewing.
  • Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Artists must grant permission for Cleveland Print Room to use their images and information in promotional materials.
  • Cleveland Print Room will retain a 40% commission from works sold. In the event of a sale, the artist will be notified at the closing of the exhibition and mailed a check for 60% of the sale within 30 days.

    April 28, 2015: Works may begin to be dropped off at Cleveland Print Room.

  • May 16, 2015: Deadline for Entry Dropoff
  • June 4, 2015: Notification of juror’s selections
  • June 6, 2015:  Deadline for pick-up of non-selected artwork
  • June 12, 2015:  Exhibition Opening Reception
  • July 11, 2015: Exhibition Closing
  • All unsold work from the exhibition MUST BE PICKED UP by Saturday, July 25, 2011. Any artwork left at Cleveland Print Room beyond that date will be disposed of at the discretion of CPR.
  • Work not selected for the exhibition MUST BE PICKED UP by Saturday, June 6, 2015.

    For further information, please contact Shari at


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